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Wes and Rachelle Siegrist at the 24th Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
With our work at the 24th Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival

The Miniature Paintings of Wes & Rachelle Siegrist

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December 2020 ~ Next Issue: January 2020 

The Holiday Season

 Dear Friend, 
It doesn't seem possible that it's December already. This year went by extremely fast to us and has ended with several high notes, most notably Rachelle's dad being back home and regaining his strength after his cancer treatments. He's received the preliminary "all clear" and the rest of the family is also doing well. We've also had another good year with our art career thanks to our collectors, judges with whom our work found favor and even more museums signing on to our historic tour!

Wes is continuing to enjoy working for the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) as their Executive Director. This year marks the SAA's 60th Anniversary and we'll be heading back to the Bronx Zoo among our festivities this coming October. The SAA was founded by a group of artists that regularly met to sketch and paint the animals at the zoo so it will be wonderful to return to paint a mural on location.

Rachelle Siegrist on Thanksgiving Day 2019
We enjoyed a peaceful Thanksgiving on the lake
We want to wish each of you a joyous holiday season with your friends and family. We'll be spending Christmas with family in Florida this year and are looking forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming shows.
Backyard Gems series by Wes Siegrist
Wes has finished the first three paintings in his "Backyard Gems" series that will debut at SEWE in February.  The set will include six backyard songbirds common in South Carolina.

The Circle of Life series by Rachelle Siegrist
Rachelle's series, "The Circle of Life ~ Bobwhite Quail".  She's considering adding a female quail to the set for SEWE as well.
The Fixer-upper by Wes Siegrist
The Fixer-upper by Wes was recently sold during the EM Exhibition at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

Exquisite Miniatures will open at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina on January 25th. We will be attending an Opening Reception on the 24th from 5-7 PM and will be doing a Gallery Walk to discuss our paintings on the 25th at 2 PM.  The exhibition will remain at Brookgreen until April 26th. Exquisite Miniatures has continued to grow in its epic proportions. The Tour was recently extended into 2024 with the addition of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, AZ.

Would you like to see Exquisite Miniatures in your area?  Please feel free to suggest museum venues especially if you have a contact relationship with the staff!

Paintings are being sold on the tour and shipped to collectors at the close of that venue. Copies of our The World of Nature In Miniature book are usually available in the museum gift shops too!

NEW BOOK? We are considering publishing another book about our miniatures and the historic tour.  What would you like to see featured inside it?


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Overview of Tour Schedule 2010 - 2024
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

Be Wowed! Admire our paintings with a magnifier!
Just like diamonds, they dazzle in person!

Roseate spoonbill painting by Rachelle SiegristFlamingo painting by Rachelle Siegrist
Tucked in Pink and Primping With Mommy by Rachelle
In the Tradition of Audubon Exhibition

View and Purchase Rachelle's Available Works
View and Purchase Wes' Available Works
Until January 5, 2020: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH

Alligator painting by Rachelle SiegristHawk painting by Wes Siegrist
Stealthy Approach
 by Rachelle and Southern Sentinel by Wes
We are DELIGHTED to announce that Rachelle received her 3rd Award of Excellence on her painting!
Until January 5, 2020: The Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
February 1 – April 15, 2020: 
The Evelyn Burrow Museum, Hanceville, AL
May 22 – September 13, 2020: 
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT

Painted Bunting painting by Rachelle Siegrist
A Southern Kaleidoscope by Rachelle
A Tradition Of Excellence: American Women Artists
Until December 7, 2019: RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX

We're excited that Rachelle received 3rd Place in Watermedia on her "The Babysitter" and Wes took 2nd in Birds and Animals on "The Whites of Winter"
Until January 5, 2020: The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

45th Annual International Miniature Art Show
January 19 – February 9, 2020: Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

38th Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
February 12 – 16, 2020: Charleston, SC
We will be demonstrating at a special program in conjunction with SEWE 2020 called "A Big Night for Small Works".

We will also be participating in a special exhibition at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN in March ~ Details to follow!
Rachelle Siegrist hiking in the Smokies
Rachelle hiking near our home
Life Under the Magnifying Glass
Behind the Scenes with Miniature Painters Wes and Rachelle Siegrist 
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